In a continuation of his tease of a possible presidential campaign, this past week Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stated that he is more strongly considering a possible run for office in the near future as a part of his “ambition to unite our country.”
While speaking in an interview on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, the wrestler turned massive movie star stated that he would make a run for president if he felt there was a solid enough public support for such an endeavor. He went on to describe himself as a “political independent and centrist” in spite of the fact that he placed his endorsement on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past election.
“I have a goal, and an interest and an ambition to unite our country,” Johnson stated. “If this is what the people want, then I will do that.”
“If the time comes where there is a good amount of people who want to see that happen, then I’m going to consider it,” he continued.
Pieces of the interview between the pair aired back in April, but the full interview itself did not go live until the second of May. In the show “Young Rock,” a fictionalized version of Johnson runs in the 2032 presidential race. In a recent poll, however, the data showed that 46% of Americans wanted to see him as president, but Dwayne stated that he would do his own polling to ascertain if the passion for his possible presidential candidacy was truly there. in a statement about the poll in April, Johnson stated: “Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack-wearing guy joining their club – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve the people.”
Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve the people 🙏🏾💪🏾🇺🇸 https://t.co/6Xd9ADzqX7
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 9, 2021
Even going back as far as 2016, Johnson has been teasing a possible presidential run. This past February, however, while speaking with USA Today about “young Rock,” Johnson reiterated the comments he made to Ellen DeGeneres that he was considering a presidential run.
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” Johnson commented. “Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people…So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.”
This past September, Johnson self-identified as a “centrist” as he put his endorsement on Jor Biden, and then clarifying that he has voted for both parties over the years while hailing Kamala Harris as a “certified badass.”
“As a political independent & centrist, I’ve voted for both parties in the past,” tweeted Johnson. “In this critical presidential election, I’m endorsing [Joe Biden] & [Kamala Harris]. Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT. We must ALL VOTE[.]”
Once Biden had been confirmed as President, Johnson admitted to crying “manly tears” over the prospect of Harris being vice president.